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Trump hosts Nooyi, Banga among top corporate leaders for dinner at private golf course

Press Trust of India  |  New York 

PepsiCo's outgoing Nooyi and MasterCard's were among a small group of top corporate leaders hosted by US for a dinner at his private golf club in to hear their perspective on the state of the country's economy.

The had said in a statement that the dinne is an "opportunity for the to hear how the economy is doing from their perspective and what their priorities and thoughts are for the year ahead."

Nooyi and Banga were accompanied by their spouses and Ritu Banga, according to an updated list of attendees provided by the Among the 15 prominent leaders attending the dinner hosted by Trump yesterday were Michael Manley, and and Boeing's officer Trump's wife Melania Trump, daughter and her husband also attended the dinner.

According to a pool report, Trump referred to Nooyi as one of the "most powerful" women in the world.

Addressing the power dinner, Trump said he is meeting with some of the top leaders in the world.

"You talk about business, this is the group. And we're so honoured to have you. And we're gonna be discussing later on some of the ideas you may have to, as the expression goes, make great again."

He added that the group had been "big beneficiaries" of his policies and "you've helped in many cases."

The pool report added that after touting GDP and jobs number, Trump predicted economic growth next quarter "could be in the fives".

"I think we're gonna be very shortly in the fives," he said, and stated that the GDP "can go much higher once we get new trade deals.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 09:35 IST